Playlist: The Sound and the Fury

JRRBLL was born & raised in Northern Vermont. After a somewhat troubled youth, he arrived in Ithaca, NY quite suddenly one Spring day many years ago.

In the Spring of 1985, while on an unrelated mission for a friend, an opportunity presented itself for on air DJ training at WVBR-FM Ithaca, the only non-profit commercial training station in the USA at the time. In September of 1985, a slot opened up between 2am – 6am Sunday mornings for a possible free form show, during which time "Rocking The Night Away" was started – four hours of free form progressive loud rock, as the term Heavy Metal was getting to be a little long in the tooth. Seven years later, with Rocking The Night Away now a five hour show, Mimi Griswold, PD at WQNY-Ithaca, hired him away from WVBR to start The Sound & The Fury on Friday overnights from Midnight until 6am. The extra time meant further expanding the ever growing library & playlists.

Shortly after JRRBLL started at WQNY, Mimi was hired away by Ed Levine to take over programming of his new solid rock station in Utica, NY. He soon followed her north to K-Rock where you hear the rest of the story every Saturday night at midnight... The Sound & the Fury celebrated it's 26th anniversary November of 2011.

Mission Statement

Now As Always, JRRBLL is at odds with Radio & the way music is presented on it, with it's tight formats & rigid playlists. The Sound & The Fury specializes in premiering the latest releases by current & established artists & groups in the loud rock field. Heavy emphasis on current (within the last 6 months) music, with short trips down memory lane to spice things up a little. Long sets are a mainstay, with as few interruptions as possible throughout the night. Regular features like instant requests(FOR REAL!), Notes From The Pen, Manly Advice from Mr. Manly, Readings from Fascination Alleyway, Artist Interviews & Surprise Guest Appearances, JRRBLL's Corner, where all the new stuff from the weeks mailbag gets spotlighted into one set, as well as a cool down with For Strahlers Only at 5:30am

The Sound & The Fury Play List for October 1, 2017

Sunday, October 01, 2017 |



*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Mastodon~The Motherload

*Killing Joke~The Great Cull

*Pro Pain~Foul Taste Of Freedom

*Wayne Static~Assassins Of Youth

**Living Colour~Freedom Of Expression


**********1 AM*********

**Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

**Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

**Spire~Illustration Of Self

*The Quill~Stone Believer

*Slave To The System~Slave To The System

**Exit Eden~Unfaithful

*Ministry~Bad Blood(Remix)

*Ministry~Just One Fix

*Slayer~South Of Heaven

*Killswitch Engage~The End Of Heartache

*Killswitch Engage~Holy Diver


*********2 AM********


**KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*November 17~A Different Kind Of War

*Clutch~D.C. Sonic Attack

**Iced Earth~Clear The Way

**Ex Deo~Crossing Of The Alps

**Akercocke~A Particularly Cold September


*********3 AM********

*Bloody Hammers~Infinite Gaze To The Sun

*Mr Manly~The Newlyweds

**Fascination Alleyway~Stashed & Stacked Like A Pile of Green Firewood p250

**UFO~Too Rolling Stoned

**Primus~The Seven

**Propagandhi~When All Your Fears Colide

**Wayward Sons~Until The End

**Steelheart~My Dirty Girl

**Hell In The Club~I Wanna Swing Like Peter Parker

**Dirty Thrills~Go Slow


**UFO~The Pusher


********4 AM*******

**Mammoth Mammoth~Mount The Mountain

*Elder~The Knot

*God Dethroned~Messina Ridge

*Frank Zappa~While You Were Out(Live)

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn 72(Live)

*GIAA~Vetus Memoria

*If These Trees Could Talk~Earth Crawler

**Arch Enemy~Set Flame To The Night

**Arch Enemy~The Race

**Act Of Defiance~M.I.A


***********5 AM*********

**The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Robot Stop

*Type O Negative~I Don’t Wanna Be Me

*Riverside~This Same River

*Porcupine Tree~Hatesong(Live)


*Modus~Out Of A Waking Dream

*UFO~River Of Deceit

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You